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Video tutorial: easy 6 pointed star with no Y seams quilt block

Video tutorial: Easy 6 pointed star without Y seams

This technique, developed in 1991 by Marci Baker, is from the book Oh My Stars! which has 14 different projects. Check it out!

How to make a 6 pointed star quilt block without Y seams

Learn in 2 minutes:

Don’t you have a 60 degree ruler? You still can make this block with a square or rectangular ruler with 60 degree lines. Learn how to use your straight ruler to make this block:

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Video tutorial: Drunkard’s path quilt block

Video tutorial: Drunkard's path quilt block - quick and easy quilting

You can make this block the hard way by cutting round pieces and sewing them using lots of pins, or you can try making a circle first and then slice it into 4 pieces.

This video tutorial demonstrates how to put together 4 drunkard’s path quilt blocks without a fuss.

Learn how to make 4 drunkard’s path quilt blocks the easy way

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Video tutorial: tridimensional effects for your quilt

This tutorial is for making 2 favourite 3D effects.

Both effects are quite straight forward and use no Y seams.

How to make quick and easy tumbling block and a 3D hexagon

The tumbling block technique, developed in 1987 by Marci Baker, is available in the book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.

Materials

You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with a 60 degree marking or my 60 degree ruler template (pdf).

How to use your square or rectangular ruler as a 60 degree ruler

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2 Tridimensional effects for your quilt
Video tutorial: No Y seams tumbling blocks - easy quilting